Re: [Wikimedia-l] is it possible to accept bitcoins without receiving stolen property?

2014-08-13 Thread James Salsman
Andre Engels wrote: ... When choosing between unwittingly accepting tainted money and forcing people to give up their complete financial privacy, I find the first option the least morally repugnant one. forcing people to give up their complete financial privacy happens when people donate with

[Wikimedia-l] is it possible to accept bitcoins without receiving stolen property?

2014-08-12 Thread James Salsman
Given this news about BGP hijacking used to mine hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars worth of bitcoins per year, as a practical matter concerning donations, is there any way to accept bitcoin payments without risking accepting stolen property?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] is it possible to accept bitcoins without receiving stolen property?

2014-08-12 Thread Andre Engels
No, that doesn't seem possible. But that's not really different for any other payment method either. And even if we could get payments without risking accepting stolen property, I don't think we should. When choosing between unwittingly accepting tainted money and forcing people to give up their

Re: [Wikimedia-l] is it possible to accept bitcoins without receiving stolen property?

2014-08-12 Thread Todd Allen
You do, of course, realize that any currency anyone accepts could at some point have been stolen? On Aug 12, 2014 3:49 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Given this news about BGP hijacking used to mine hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars worth of bitcoins per year, as a